Quarterly commentary on the advance estimate of the Bureau of Economic Analysis’ GDP report.
News from EPI › Increased government spending boosts growth, rising trade deficit and weak investment muffles it
| 9:24 am, October 26, 2018
The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) reported today that gross domestic product (GDP) — the widest measure of the nation’s economic activity—rose at a 3.5 percent annualized rate in the third quarter of 2018, slightly down from the 4.2 percent growth rate in the second quarter.
Today’s GDP report—No evidence that the Trump tax cut is working or that the economy has clearly hit full employment
Posted on April 27, 2018 | 9:26 am
Lessons from today’s GDP report: Long-expected rebound in productivity finally seems to be happening, and no reason for Fed to raise rates in their next meeting
Posted on January 26, 2018 | 11:18 am
Strong headline GDP growth number overstates economy’s strength: Actual trend unchanged and price inflation remains extraordinarily weak
Posted on October 27, 2017 | 12:31 pm